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#31    moonshadow60

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:11 PM

Could be a double exposure, or a person with a bald head dressed in red standing behind the child.  To me, it looks like a Buddhist monk, but then I think you can see what you want to see in this image.  I do not see the Virgin Mary, unless she shaved her head.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:18 PM

View PostBlueBomber, on 30 May 2013 - 04:43 PM, said:

I don't think it's a slow shutter speed, the child isn't really blurry and the arm on the left hand side of the picture has a clear defined shadow. More likely lens flare, but also possibly the spirit of Elvis.
Taking photos of something moving when you're using both a slow shutter speed and a flash can lead to the odd effect of objects being simultaneously blurred and sharp.  Sharp in the sense that the subject is clearly defined because nearly all the light came from a very short flash burst which captures the subject sharply and blurred in the sense that for the rest of the time the shutter was open it was gathering light of a moving object so you get a trailing or leading blur from the object in motion.  The shutter speed was obviously slow enough that the motion of the sparkler's head is clear.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:20 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 30 May 2013 - 06:11 PM, said:

Could be a double exposure, or a person with a bald head dressed in red standing behind the child.  To me, it looks like a Buddhist monk, but then I think you can see what you want to see in this image.  I do not see the Virgin Mary, unless she shaved her head.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:09 PM

I always loved the way Ms. O'Connor looked with her shaved head.  She has perfect features for that, doesn't she?  And what a voice.  It has nothing to do with the photo in question, but like I said,  I think a person could see what they want  to see in that picture


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:09 PM

I agree with the guys that said it looked like a monk of some sort.  It doesn't look like the Virgin Mary to me.  Also, I don't think she's a virgin anymore, since she supposedly had other children, but it wouldn't be the first time somebody has fibbed about being a virgin.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:36 PM

I actually do see the virgin mary, you see the shadow part of her head is the covering that her cloak would represent, her arm is out and it appears to have clothing like a robe covering part of it... I hope the child makes it through, I know what doctors and all that crap can feel like

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:24 AM

Nooooo. Even the child looks like you can see right through them, it looks like a regular human - just a blurred one.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:59 PM

Creep, be It could be some light though....


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:30 AM

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Lens flare: (Why would anyone have even suggested this?

That is my phrase for light passing diagonally through the lens & being processed as a direct passage. The light distorts from imperfections in the glass & becomes a part of the picture which is purely camera related & nothing whatsoever to do with the subject being photographed. My reasoning in coming to that phrase is due to the lens spreading the light out or enlarging it as it passes diagonally or sideways through the lens. In that picture I see the sparkler light passing sideways through the lens & becoming larger as a result


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:28 PM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 01 June 2013 - 05:36 PM, said:

I actually do see the virgin mary, you see the shadow part of her head is the covering that her cloak would represent, her arm is out and it appears to have clothing like a robe covering part of it... I hope the child makes it through, I know what doctors and all that crap can feel like

If you don't mind me asking, how do you know what the Virgin Mary looks like?  We know what Renaissance-era artists thought she looked like, but I don't think anyone really knows what she really looked like.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:38 PM

Looks more like someone is having fun with photo effects in some free software, or they have a seriously effed up camera.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:31 AM

The picture itself looks really distorted. The ghostly figure seems to be of a full gowned person looking down, but what I also notice is that it is in fact in front of the kid. You can see the light source overlap the kid. And then there is the light coming from the left side of the picture from what appears to be someone else in using sparkles. This was a motion shot altogether in a night setting with very viberant lights. Anything strange can result from it, but it usually dont result in a full figured apparition. I cant make any conclusions on this.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:01 AM

She's holding her face like Mary does, that's a positive. Her hand is the only thing out of place as it extends under & is holding the sparkler.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:53 AM

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Published on Nov 13, 2012
A Malaysian hospital has been attracting a lot of catholic faithfuls on sighting the image of the Virgin Mary "miraculously"appearing on one of the buildings windows. Over 100 worshipers converged at the Sime Darby Medical Centre to hold a prayer vigil.




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"It is so wonderful that our Mother has come to us in a hospital, where many of the sick are crying out for her help," she said.
Several claimed the colour and position of the image also changed.
Businessman Sheree Rao, 21, who went up inside to get a close look at the window, said the image was only visible from the outside.
"I touched the glass, thinking it could be paint or something else. But there was nothing,'' he added.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:41 PM

View PostPerfection, on 08 June 2013 - 07:01 AM, said:

She's holding her face like Mary does, that's a positive. Her hand is the only thing out of place as it extends under & is holding the sparkler.

Again, how do you know what Mary even looks like or how she "holds her face"?

Frankly, Mary could have looked like this for all we know:

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